HBO Max’s ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ Casts Mark Strong & Two More Actors

The Dune prequel series is rounding out its cast!

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The cast of HBO Max’s Dune: The Sisterhood continues to grow with the addition of three new actors.

Variety reports that Mark Strong, Jade Anouka and Chris Mason have officially joined the HBO Max series Dune: The Sisterhood. Strong is playing a character known as Emperor Javicco Corrino while Anouka and Mason are Sister Theodosia and Keiran Atreides, respectively.

Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson lead the cast of Dune: The Sisterhood. The HBO Max series also features Indira Varma, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Faoileann Cunningham, Aoife Hinds, Chloe Lea and Travis Fimmel.

Diane Ademu-John created Dune: The Sisterhood before stepping down from her showrunning duties, though she remains attached as a producer. Alison Schapker is now the sole showrunner of The Sisterhood and is also executive producing the series along with Johan Renck, who is directing its first two episodes. Production is currently underway.

Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron, Cait Collins and Brian Herbert are executive producing Dune: The Sisterhood. Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert are also on board as executive producers, overseeing the project for the Frank Herbert estate. Author Kevin J. Anderson is a co-producer.

The Sisterhood is set 10,000 years before the events of Dune and explores the origins of the Bene Gesserit. A joint venture between Warner Bros. and Legendary, Dune is based on the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. The movie opened in theaters in October 2018 and earned $401.8 million at the worldwide box office, along with six Oscars during the 94th Academy Awards.

A Dune sequel is also on the way

The official Dune: Part Two synopsis reads as follows: “This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.”

The Dune sequel cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux and Souheila Yacoub. 

The first Dune movie is now available on home media formats, with Part Two hitting theaters on November 3, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news from the world of Dune and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.